Last week git hub announced it is removing the current and longest code streaks from users profile pages. The change is being touted as a push to give users a more “simplified interface”. Personally I think its a disappointing move, the profile pages for users on Github are already lacking…Read More
Not long ago I set up a Bitcoin node on a Debian Wheezy VPS to teach myself about Bitcoin and the blockchain in general. It was a great learning experience but the memory requirements of the Bitcoin software kept causing my VPS instance to run out of memory. So the…Read More
I recently looked at the server logs for a new site that had just launched and noticed alot of hits by random IP addresses being made to the WordPress login script. Similar to the excerpt below: 126.96.36.199 – – [10/Jun/2013:07:33:26 -0400] “POST /wp-login.php HTTP/1.1” 200 4807 “drinknycity.com/wp-login.php” “Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT…Read More
A new version of the S3 Video (0.97) WordPress plugin has been released to the plugin repository. This release is a combination of some new functionality along with a number of bug fixes.
Some of the bigger changes in this release are:
- Support for Amazon S3 prefixes. This feature allows faster traversal of buckets containing a large number of files. This functionality was contributed by Harmag, many thanks!
- The addition of some simple tool tip functionality to help less technical users understand some of the terms and functionality.
- An issue was resolved that was causing the auto-play functionality to no work when using the videoJS player.
- Fixed the broken video preview functionality in the admin back-end
- Also resolved and issues preventing multiple videos or play-lists to be embedded within the same pages or post.
The new stable version of S3 Video can be downloaded from the WordPress plugin repository page. If you are not as concerned with stability and would like to take advantage of new functionality as soon as it becomes available, the development branch is also available to clone on github.
The latest version of my popular S3 Video plugin has been released to the WordPress plugin repository.
After many requests the 0.96 release now allows a user to set a “still” image as a title or splash page for their video. A number of bug fixes have also been fixed in the latest release, the two major ones being:
- Prefill handling of the “videos per page” setting on the plugin settings page.
- Videos no longer float above text they are embedded below within a page or post.
The bundled copy of Flowplayer with the plugin has also been updated to version 3.2.15.
The S3 Video for WordPress plugin allows a user to upload video files to their Amazon S3 account via WordPress and embed the videos using Flowplayer or VideoJS directly into pages and posts. For personal and commercial videos this provides lost cost, pay as you go model for video hosting.
Ever been working on a project that was area specific and wanted nearby local images? I did recently, and knew after seeing images over layed onto Google maps that it must be possible. Looking around I found a few pieces of code that did what I wanted using the Panoramio…Read More
One thing that has caused me some grief since the release of WordPress 3.1 is the admin bar that appears up the top of the blog when you are logged in.
Call me a stick in the mud but I have never really used it since its introduction and on a few sites it has even gone as far as breaking the appearance of the template.
Wireframing is an invaluable technique when starting the development of a new project, both to set functionality expectations with project stake holders and to give the build team a concrete idea of what it is exactly they have to build. There are plenty of web based and commercial packages available…Read More
The recent release of Firefox has been the new look, features and speed are simply amazing. One issue I am having trouble adjusting to though is the refresh button location. It used to live as a nice big icon next to the back / forward buttons but in the new…Read More
The latest release of the popular browser Firefox is now here with Firefox 4.0 boasting speed improvements, location aware browsing, improved HTML 5 support plus much more. Getting Firefox 4 for your Ubuntu desktop is pretty simple using the mozilla team PPA. To get started open a terminal and enter:…Read More